Herb latin name: Pedicularis oliveriana


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Pedicularis oliveriana:

The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidote, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrhoeal and febrifuge, they are used in the treatment of poisoning, inflammation of the stomach/intestines, diarrhoea and to heal obstinate wounds and sores.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Dry rocky places, sand dunes along rivers, open grassy mea-dows at elevations of 3400 - 4000 metres in E, S, and SE Xizang.

Cultivation of Pedicularis oliveriana:

Dry rocky places, sand dunes along rivers, open grassy mea-dows at elevations of 3400 - 4000 metres in E, S, and SE Xizang.

Known hazards of Pedicularis oliveriana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.